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  1. NoSubject

    NoSubject TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'm wanting to REALLY get into photography. I'm only 16, I'm male from Atlanta, Georgia. I have a small budget though, as far as cameras go :p. I only have around $300 to spend on one. I found this camera locally, if anyone could give me any insight on if it is good or not, that would be awesome!. Here it is:

    Like new 35mm Cannon EOS Rebel XSN camera, comes with 35x80 lens and an extra 75x300m Zoom lens - with carrying case and instruction booklet. A $700 value (all for $250) in excellent conditon for professional photography.

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    That is the only image he provided and the only information. Of course I will check it when I get there to make sure everything is functioning properly. He is selling it for $250 as well. Any help at all is greatly appreciated, Thank you :).
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Do you know this is a film camera ? not digital
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I'm not a big Canon expert but am pretty sure it's a film camera.

    Not only will you have to buy film for the camera you'll also have to pay someone to process the film for you. You could always buy the necessary chemicals and set up a makeshift darkroom in a bathrooom that doesn't have any windows.

    Shooting film costs more than shooting digital. I'd hold out for a digital camera myself. You should be able to find a EOS Rebel XS or a Nikon D40 for about $300.
     
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    Oh, it's a film camera...that's not good. There is another one that's local to here, but I looked at the pictures and noticed it was a film camera too. Well thanks for the help anyways guys :). Glad to have gotten such a quick response.

    Here is one more that I found locally, that IS digital lol:

    Canon G10 camera. Excellent condition. Less than 2000 exposures taken with this camera. 5X zoom. Shoots RAW. Comes with Tamrac case; 8G card; all cables; manuals, software; all original packaging. Excellent condition.

    14.7 mega pixel; Large 3" screen; shoots video; 5X zoom; plus Optical Image Stabilizer.

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    Keep in mind this is my first camera, so no need to get the highest of high lol. Just looking for some good quality picture taking :).
     
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    NoSubject TPF Noob!

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    There is also this one:

    Great starter digital SLR for beginners. Recently switched all my gear to Pentax so I'm selling off my Canon gear. This camera has served me well. It's never been dropped. I even have the original box

    Comes with:
    Canon Digital Rebel Body
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens F3.5-F5.6
    Sigma 28-105mm F3.8-F5.6 with UV filter
    Battery + Charger
    4GB 133X Kingston CF Memory Card
    CF Memory Card USB Reader

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    The G10 is a great advanced point n shoot camera to start.
     
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    I agree with Chip, if you cannot quite afford to get into DSLR, that Canon G10 is a damn fine advanced point and shoot.
     
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